Whether you're in search of something fun to do with the kids or you have a babysitter and are planning a night out, here's a variety of events taking place today and tomorrow to help you make the most of your weekend. Click on the headline of each for more information.
GREENWICH: February School Vacation Week at Byram Shubert Library
Where: Byram Shubert Library, 21 Mead Ave, Greenwich, CT
When: Sat. Feb. 16, 11 a.m.
Description: The Friends of the Byram Shubert Library invite children and their families to a free morning of fun and food, "A Book and a Slice". Children are invited to find a book (or bring one from home) to read and end their reading time with a slice of pizza.
TRUMBULL: St. Vincent's Heart Health Fair Hits Trumbull Mall Saturday
Where: Westfield Trumbull Mall, 5065 Main St., Trumbull
When: Saturday, Feb. 16, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Description: St. Vincent's Medical Center will hold its 7th Annual Heart Health Fair at Westfield Trumbull on Saturday, Feb. 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the shopping center’s 5065 Main Street location, on the upper level in the Lord and Taylor Courtyard.
Where: Oxford's Twitchell-Rowland Homestead Museum
When: Sunday, Feb. 3, 3 p.m.
Cost: $3 for adults; children 12 and under get in free
Description: “Barnum, Tom Thumb and the Tornado” will be the topics of an illustrated talk by Marion O’Keefe on Sunday, February 3, at 3 p.m. at the Twitchell Rowland Homestead Museum.
STAMFORD Fencing Weekend Open House
When: Saturday, February 16, 2013, 11:00 am
Description: Stamford Fencing Center is Stamford, Greenwich, Darien area's the only fully equipped full-time fencing club. Experience exhilaration of the original Olympic event. Join a class of fencers for FREE and try your luck with fencing Sabre, Foil or Epee.
STAMFORD: Solo Exhibition by Paul G. Larson
When: Friday, February 15, 2013, 6:00 pm
Description: The Loft Artists Gallery presents “ANOTHER VIEW”, a solo exhibition of recent paintings by Greenwich artist, Paul G. Larson.
Where: Courtyard by Marriott, 780 Bridgeport Ave, Shelton, CT
When: 1 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 17
Description: Guests will sample chocolate creations from the best of Connecticut’s confectioners, sip on champagne, listen to live music and more.
WILTON Parrot Rescue Adoption Event
Where: South Wilton Veterinary Group, 51 Danbury Rd, Wilton, CT
When: Noon Sunday, Feb. 17
Cost: Free to attend
Description: Meet parrots along with dogs, cats and more!
WILTON: Wine Tasting At Ancona's
Where: Anconas Wines, 5 River Rd, Wilton, CT
When: Begins at noon Saturday, Feb. 16
Description: "Try before you buy" wine stations are available at the Ridgefield and Wilton locations. Whether you are a novice or expert wine enthusiast these machines will help expand your palate and allow you to purchase wine with confidence.
WOODBURY: A Tour of Italy
Where: Woodbury Public Library, 269 Main St S, Woodbury, CT
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16
Description: Erin Connolly showcases her photographs taken while studying abroad in Italy. She studied in Florence, but traveled throughout Italy. Other locations that can be seen in A Tour of Italy include Siena, Cortona, Venice, Burano, and Capri.
WOODBURY: Indoor Mini Golf
Where: Woodbury Senior Community Center, 265 Main St S, Woodbury, CT
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 16 to Sunday, Feb. 18
Description: Each day of the mini golf open will have a different begin and end time. Call the Senior Center at 203-263-2828 for specific times. The nine-hole mini golf course will offer challenges for young and old, including the opening and closing door on a replica of Woodbury’s historic town hall, or a moving bridge near the blinking lighthouse.